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Andrew Dunn


Area Chair, Brass, Assistant Professor - Department of Performance

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Trumpet Solo and Orchestral Peformance, Brass Ensemble


Andrew Dunn is an International performer having appeared as Principal Trumpet or Soloist with some of Europe’s most renowned orchestras including:

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic
  • BBC Scottish Symphony
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Philharmonia
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of St John
  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Royal Flemish Philharmonic
  • London Mozart Players
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Bergen Philharmonic

Performing in some of the world’s most prestigious Concert Halls including:

North and South America:

  • Carnegie Hall, NYC
  • Avery Fisher, Lincoln Centre, NYC
  • Symphony Hall, Chicago
  • Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
  • Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Maison Symphonique, Montreal
  • Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto
  • Teatro Colon, Buenos Aries
  • Teatro Municipal, Sao Paulo
  • Cidade da Musica, Rio de Janeiro


  • Suntory Hall, Tokyo
  • Symphony Hall, Osaka
  • Opera City, Tokyo
  • Esplanade, Singapore
  • Hong Kong Cultural Centre


  • Royal Festival Hall
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Barbican Hall
  • Bridgewater Hall
  • Symphony Hall Birmingham
  • Koln Philharmonie
  • Berlin Philharmonie
  • Munich Philharmonie
  • Hannover Konzerthaus
  • Laeiszhalle Hamburg
  • Leipzig Gewandahaus
  • Thomas Kirche Leipzig
  • Frankfurt Alt oper
  • Salle Pleyel Paris
  • Musikverein Vienna
  • Konzerthaus Vienna
  • Theatre an der Wien
  • Amsterdam Concertgebouw Netherlands

Performs on numerous CDs, T.V. and Radio broadcasts for Symphonic, Chamber, Film and Television productions.  Labels including:

  • Deutsche Grammophon
  • BIS
  • Chandos
  • Hyperion

Working with some of the World’s greatest conductors including:

  • Bernard Haitink
  • Sir Andrew Davies
  • Claudio Abbado
  • Ricardo Chailly
  • Mariss Jansons
  • Esa Pekka Salonnen
  • Kent Nagano
  • Daniel Gatti
  • Ton Koopman
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Sir Mark Elder
  • Daniel Harding

Andrew began playing the trumpet at the age of four; playing in Brass bands and The Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, he was also a Chorister at Leicester Cathedral winning awards as a young chorister and trumpeter.

In 1990 he entered the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London U.K. During his time at the RAM he was asked to play Principal Trumpet in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (GMJO), touring twenty-six European countries, the GMJO was conducted by Claudio Abbado, Ricardo Chailly and Sir Neville Marriner. Andrew performed as soloist with the RAM String orchestra, RAM Brass Ensemble (directed by John Wallace) and with the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Andrew was awarded many scholarships and bursaries for tuition and performance and was a recitalist for the Countess of Munster Musical Trust; selected by Philip Jones. Andrew studied the Trumpet with William Houghton, Raymond Allen, John Wilbraham and Hans-Peter Schu. As a student he performed in classes with John Wallace, Jeffrey Curnow, Paul Archibald, John Miller and Denis Wick.